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AMD Radeon HD 6870 & HD 6850 in CrossFireX
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by Rob Williams on October 25, 2010 in AMD-Based GPU

We took a hard look last week at AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850, and in the end, were left impressed. The FPS/$ ratio was superb, as was the feature-set. How do things look when the same cards are tossed into a CrossFireX setup? Well, AMD claims an up to 1.99x gain in certain games, so let’s see how reliable that figure is.

F1 2010

From the creators of Dirt 2 comes one of the classiest racers around, F1 2010. This game features unbelievable graphics, super-fast speed and intense realism. It’s hard to go wrong. For our test, we chose to race one lap around the Monte Carlo track, lasting about two minutes.

F1 2010

Dead Rising 2’s CrossFireX results were a little depressing, but things are a bit better here with F1 2010. The differences aren’t stark, though, so either this is a game that simply doesn’t benefit much from more GPU horsepower, or it doesn’t scale across multiple GPUs too well. I guess we’ll find that out with the HD 6900 series launch.